New occupants in flat, leaseholder denies subletting

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    Have you talked to the current occupiers of the miscreant leaseholder ?
    Have you asked them to whom they are paying rent. ( come straight out with that question )

    What I do is I knock on the door, saying I am a Director of company xyz ( have proof with you ) and the company owns the whole building, and the company leases the flat to the owners.
    As such, you need to know who lives in the flats as a matter of course, and that health and safety laws and insurance demands, means you need to know how many people reside in flats, for the purpose of a head count in event of fire, etc, and the block insurance need to know how many flats are owner occupied, and how many are let ( rented out ).
    ( Some insurance companies want the occupiers "named")

    State you can't get a satisfactory communication from the owner, so you are asking them just to confirm the situation at the flat for your records, Health and safety, and obligations to your insurance company.

    State also, that you ( the company ) have to sign a declaration with your insurance company that the information you give them about the property is true, but you can't do that at present as you don't have all the information, and if you can't sign it, the block may be uninsurable, and any claims would not be entered into ( be it true or false info, say it anyway.)

    Have you asked the current occupants the above ?


      Thank you ram, I have made a note to warn all tenants to beware of strangers asking for information.


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